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Spinning a line : New Zealand writing about fishing

Author: Owen Marshall
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Vintage, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Owen Marshall has netted a catch of some of the best New Zealand writing about fishing, including prose and poetry, fact and fiction, old and new. There are accounts of sea trawling and river fly fishing, fishy pieces about the lasting power of childhood memories, tall tales and flashes of verse. Includes stories by Brian Turner, Roger Hall, Patricia Grace, Jon Gadsby, Kevin Ireland, Keri Hulme & others.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Marshall
ISBN: 1869414675 9781869414672
OCLC Number: 49531796
Notes: "Brian Turner, Roger Hall, Patricia Grace, Jon Gadsby, Kevin Ireland, Keri Hulme & others"--Back cover.
Description: 175 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: They call me Jonah / Roger Hall --
Dawn / John McInnes --
Fishing / James Norcliffe --
Hook hours / Sue Harlen --
Three days nymphing / John Parsons --
Beneath the falls / Brian Turner --
Waiariki / Patricia Grace --
The fisherman / James K. Baxter --
The sea off Westport / Peter Hawes --
Big shot / Norman Marsh --
Wet but not stumped / Bob South --
The lady fishermen / Anne French --
Fishing : a golfer's perspective / Greg Turner --
The fabulous 'flattie' / Noel Baty --
Poetry reading / Rangi Faith --
A fisherman's winter tale / Neville Bennett --
The angler / Graeme Lay --
Pool / Kevin Ireland --
A day on the Mataura with Nancy Watson / Brian Turner --
The 'Meat balls' / Ray Doogue --
King bait / Keri Hulme --
Hunt for the incomplete angler / Kendrick Smithyman --
Family tradition / Bob South --
A new perspective on eels / Jon Gadsby --
Deep river talk / Hone Tuwhare --
Calm / Dave Witherow --
Copper bracelet / James Norcliffe --
Wizard of the Waikato / John Parsons --
My late father / Kevin Ireland --
Rivers without eels / Rangi Faith --
Opihi / Ken Corliss --
Te Puru / Pita Rikys --
Fishing with the Colonel / David Elworthy --
Early days ashore / Noel Baty --
Eel fishing / James K. Baxter --
Viscount Grey / Neville Bennett --
A bum steer / Owen Marshall --
The angler / Brian Turner.
Responsibility: edited by Owen Marshall.

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